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Celtic eye swoop for Siriki Dembele

Celtic may be without a manager but that isn’t stopping the Hoops hierarchy from considering new arrivals at Parkhead.

Of course, Neil Lennon left the hot seat a number of weeks ago but the transfer rumour mill has been in full swing regardless.

What’s the word?

According to GIVEMESPORT, Celtic are in the race to sign Peterborough forward Siriki Dembele this summer.

They claim that his eye-catching form in England’s third tier has led to interest in a player who may not cost a penny this summer.

That’s because Dembele is out of contract in a few months time and thus, could sign a pre-contract deal similar to the one Liam Shaw has already agreed with Celtic.

Interestingly, the Posh winger is the brother of Karamoko Dembele.

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Imagine him & Edouard

Dembele would be a fantastic addition for Celtic, a team that have lacked creativity and goals from a wide area of late.

Moi Elyounoussi may have scored in the Old Firm derby but that was just his first goal in his last 11 matches. As for Ryan Christie, he has netted only twice in his last 26 outings.

Evidently, they need a bit of extra spice in forward areas. They’d certainly find that in Dembele, a player who has registered eight goals and 12 assists in League One this term.

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His tally of assists is only bettered by two players in the division, one of which happens to be former Hoops star Aiden McGeady. His goal tally, meanwhile, now stands at 21 in a Peterborough shirt.

It’s not a giant number but he’s come on leaps and bounds in the last few years. As well as playing on the wing, he’s begun to play as a centre-forward, a role he’s been hailed as “absolutely outstanding” in by Darren Ferguson.

It’s in a wide area where he’d be of better use to Celtic, though, especially if Odsonne Edouard stays.

The Frenchman is a goal-scoring phenomenon and even if the team has struggled this term, he’s still scored 20 goals. Therefore, just imagine the tally he could manage playing alongside someone as creative as Dembele.

The 24-year-old has provided 1.7 key passes per match in 2020/21, a tally only bettered by David Turnbull and Ryan Christie at Celtic. His 3.2 dribbles per game this term, however, is more impressive than anyone in the Bhoys team.

With a player as rampant and creative as Dembele down the wings, it could open up further scoring opportunities for Edouard. He should be licking his lips at this development.

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